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The Northern Trek - Contiki
The Northern Trek - Contiki
Excellent
5 reviews
Starts
Athens
Destinations
+14
Ends
London
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Highlights

  • Enjoy the history of the Acropolis
  • Explore mythical Mount Olympus
  • Discover Sofia the capital of Bulgaria
  • Visit Dubrovnik, the jewel in the crown of the Adriatic
Age range
18 to 35 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel, Camping, Berth / Cabin, Guesthouse
Max Group Size
50
Transportation
Coach / Bus, Ferry
Physical Rating
Active
Start in Athens and end in London! With the in-depth cultural tour The Northern Trek, you have a 26 day tour package taking you from Athens to London and through Athens, Greece and 15 other destinations in Europe. The Northern Trek includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

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  • LO
    Written on December 3, 2016
    5.0 - Excellent

    I came along for The Big Chill tour 4 years ago and even after multiple other trips my wife and I agree that the memories made on our Contiki tour with Kassie Jones are at the top of the list. It was a once in a life time experience, and looking back on it I'm not sure how Kassie was able to handle our group at times, with people not showing up, fights and the accidental mid night trips to the ER, but she was. Kassie made the trip much more interesting and a lot of fun the whole way through from start to finish which is saying a lot since The Big Chill was almost a two month trip. She's an all around great person and any tour company would be lucky to have her as part of their team.
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  • B
    Written on December 3, 2016
    4.0 - Good

    Exellent. Freaking amazing. Would do afain tomorrow
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  • R
    Written on December 3, 2016
    5.0 - Excellent

    I did The Big Chill (46 days camping) with Kas back in 2012. I still look back on this trip as one of the best times of my life, and a lot of that had to do with Kas. She was such an amazing tour guide, but not only that she became a friend and I still think of her regularly and miss her. She was so full of energy and really uplifted the group. She provided wonderful information about each and every destination of which there were a lot. It didn't matter how many times she had been there before whenever she spoke of a new city she did so with an amazing amount of passion which got our entire ground (of over 40) seriously pumped. We had mishap after mishap (from muggings to multiple trips to the hospital) on our trip and she handled everything with such a level head. Will never forget my Contiki experience in 2012 and a huge reason for that is Kas. I've been on many tours over the world with multiple different companies, but Kas will always be one of my favorite guides. Will always appreciate everything she did for our group.
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  • A
    Written on August 1, 2016
    4.5 - Excellent

    Tammy was super energetic, organised and upbeat!
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  • EK
    Written on May 16, 2016
    4.5 - Excellent

    Trent was awesome!! Showing us the things that you wouldn't expect the regular tour guide to show you! He made everyone feel really comfortable and relaxed and it made for a better trip! Would definitely do another tour with him!!
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Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
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  1. Day 1: Arrive Athens
  2. Day 2: Athens to Kavala
  3. Day 3: Kavala to Gallipoli
  4. Day 4: Gallipoli to Istanbul
  5. Day 5: Istanbul
  6. Day 6: Istanbul to Sofia
  7. Day 7: Sofia to Struga
  8. Day 8: Struga to Tirana
  9. Day 9: Tirana to Dubrovnik via Budva
  10. Day 10 - 12: Dubrovnik
  11. Day 12: Dubrovnik to Seline
  12. Day 13: Seline to Budapest
  13. Day 14: Budapest
  14. Day 15: Budapest to Vienna
  15. Day 16: Vienna
  16. Day 17: Vienna to Prague
  17. Day 18: Prague
  18. Day 19: Prague to Munich
  19. Day 20: Munich
  20. Day 21: Munich to Swiss Alps
  21. Day 22: Swiss Alps
  22. Day 23: Swiss Alps to Heidelberg
  23. Day 24: Heidelberg to Amsterdam
  24. Day 25: Amsterdam
  25. Day 26: Depart Amsterdam

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  • Accommodation

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  • Guide

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  • Meals

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Transport

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Additional Services

  • Flights

  • Optional Extras
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Videos

  • Freestyle Camping: sleep under the stars with Contiki
  • Western Europe Travel Guide
  • Contiki In Depth
Freestyle Camping: sleep under the stars with Contiki

Questions & Answers

Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions about this tour.

  • April 23, 2015

    What does the food fund cover?

    The food fund covers the included meals listed in the what's included section. On these tours you will have food prepared by on-site chefs or your onboard cook. Some meals may also be at local restaurants.

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  • Victoria8th April 2018
    Website was very straight forward and easy to use, I was able to tick exactly where I wanted to go which I was unable to do with other websites. very reasonably priced trips.

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About the countries

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Currencies

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Greece, Turkey, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Albania, Croatia, Hungary, Austria, Czech Republic, Germany and NetherlandsGreeceEngland

Visa

Here is an indication for which countries you might need a visa. Please contact the local embassy for help applying for visas to these places.

Vaccinations

These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
Hepatitis A
Recommended for Greece, Turkey, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Albania, Hungary and Czech Republic. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Hepatitis B
Recommended for Greece, Turkey, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Albania, Croatia, Hungary and Czech Republic. Ideally 2 months before travel.
Typhoid
Recommended for Turkey and Albania. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Tuberculosis
Recommended for Bulgaria. Ideally 3 months before travel.
Yellow fever
Certificate of vaccination required if arriving from an infected area for Albania. Ideally 10 days before travel.
Tick-borne encephalitis
Recommended for Albania, Croatia, Hungary, Austria, Czech Republic and Germany. Ideally 6 months before travel.

Policies

Location
Athens is the starting point and London is the endpoint.
Hold my space
TourRadar can request Contiki to hold spaces for you for up to 48 hours without any credit card details.
Deposit
TourRadar only requires a deposit of $200 to confirm this Contiki booking. The remaining balance is then payable 45 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 5 July 2018 the full payment of $2,376 is necessary.
Cancellation policy
No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 45 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $2376 for The Northern Trek, but the deposit of $200 is non-refundable.
Credit Cards
The following cards are accepted for Contiki tours: Visa - Master Card - American Express

Destinations

Covering a total distance of approx 4,400 km.
  • Athens (Greece)
  • 334 km
  • Kavala (Greece)
  • 185 km
  • Eceabat (Turkey)
  • 239 km
  • Istanbul (Turkey)
  • 505 km
  • Sofia (Bulgaria)
  • 271 km
  • Ohrid (Macedonia)
  • 117 km
  • Durres (Albania)
  • 186 km
  • Dubrovnik (Croatia)
  • 283 km
  • Zadar (Croatia)
  • 478 km
  • Budapest (Hungary)
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